Can one actually create a hilarious, feel-good story about the end of the world? Somehow, Dera White and Joe Bennett have managed exactly that, with portraits of an interconnected group of animal friends and acquaintances accompanied by self-help affirmations. The words might sound a bit clichéd—unless you view them from the perspective of impending disaster, and then they take on a profound new meaning. And how scary is the end, really, when you have your friends beside you? "Essential apocalypse reading…. It's funny, it's dark, and there's a lion wearing pants. If you only read one more book before the world ends, make it this one."—Brooke Barker
I Will Not Die Alone
Author: Dera White. Joe Bennett, illus.